LULAC Ohio continues voicing its concern for the health and safety of residents and staff at the Morrow County Jail and other correctional facilities in Ohio. With a jail population of 79 inmates, the Morrow County Jail has reported more than 50 cases of COVID-19 and its unclear how well prepared the jail system is to handle this outbreak and deal with preventable deaths.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National President Domingo Garcia and LULAC National CEO Sindy Benavides reacted to new data from a Washington Post poll that found Hispanic Americans are nearly twice as likely to have lost their jobs amid coronavirus shutdowns. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Latino unemployment rate spiked to nearly 19% meaning more than 4 million Latinos are unemployed – nearly one in every five.
LULAC and the National Education Association (NEA) hosted a timely Town Hall on Education Justice with the National Immigration Law Center and the Hope Center for Wellness. This comprehensive discussion on COVID-19 and its impact on Latino students and families was moderated by María Peña, a journalist and digital reporter at Telemundo News.
La Comisión de Asuntos Latinos de Ohio (OCHLA por sus siglas en inglés) tiene un número significativo de recursos bilingües…
A new report published by the Center for Migrant Studies finds that immigrants in the US labor force work at disproportionate rates in “essential critical infrastructure” jobs, as defined by the Department of Home Land Security. The report shows that immigrants are working – often at great risk to their health and lives – to keep Americans safe, healthy, fed, and poised for economic recovery.
The safety of workers is still in peril during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the Federal government is forcing meat plants to stay open despite the multiple safety and health concerns raised by workers and health experts. LULAC is gravely concerned that the US government is putting corporate profits ahead of workers’ lives.
After nearly nine-months in intensive care, Guillermo “Memo” Garcia passed away from serious injuries incurred when he was shot on August 3, 2019, in the deadliest anti-Latino attack in modern history. Memo Garcia was a beloved soccer coach in the El Paso community and had been outside of the Walmart store in El Paso, Texas helping with a fundraiser for his daughter’s soccer team when he was attacked. Today he became the latest victim of the tragedy and LULAC honors his memory.
El campeón mundial de boxeo Saul Canelo Álvarez y el actor Mathew McConaughey han creado un anuncio de servicio público titulado “Solo Sigue Viviendo”. El anuncio, narrado en español, promueve el distanciamiento social seguro y va dirigido a nuestra comunidad hispana. En momentos en que los gobiernos comienzan a relajar las medidas de seguridad para reabrir servicios y negocios se hace más apremiante que los ciudadanos continuemos las medidas de seguridad personal y de prevención.
The COVID-19 emergency is clearly highlighting and underlining the severe racial disparities that exist in US society. A new survey from the organization Student Loan Hero confirms that Latino and Black students are struggling at a higher rate during the COVID-19 emergency when compared to other groups.
The new Coronavirus package approved by Congress this week does very little to help Latino businesses. According to an NBC report, many businesses owned by Latinos or other minorities and women secure loans through community lenders, commonly known as CDFIs or Minority Depository Institutions. But despite the vital role these lenders play and the fact that Latino small businesses are driving U.S. small-business growth, the latest coronavirus bill failed to give such lenders a fair shot at the next round of loan money from the federal government.